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A Good Night Walk

by Elisha Cooper

Hardcover, 40 pages

Published by Orchard Books (2005-09-01)

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Amazon Description

Acclaimed author-illustrator Elisha Cooper paints the quiet magic of a good-night walk as the neighborhood settles into itself at the end of the day.

As a child and parent walk down the block to the bay and turn to walk back home, evening falls upon the neighborhood. As the walk begins, the squirrels are in the yards, the boys are mowing lawns, a neighbor is baking a pie, and someone is mailing a letter. When the child and parent turn to walk back home, the apple pie is down from the windowsill, the leaves are raked up, and the postman has picked up

One Potato Review

The changing of the guard. Scenic, yes, but also reassuring: that to all of the mowing, and baking, and racing, and chattering, and pushing of wheelbarrows, there is finally some natural resolution, and it usually happens when we’re not paying attention. You may travel to the other side of the world or a couple of blocks away, but the most improbable journey will always remain between the day and the night. 

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